The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of the Lord of the Rings, Volume 1

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HarperCollins, 1954 - Adventure stories - 398 pages
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The first part of Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring an exclusive cover designed to complement the new 'History of Middle-earth' series. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power -- the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring -- the ring that rules them all -- which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. Now available in smart a new livery to match the 'History of Middle-earth' series, and impossible to describe in a few words, JRR Tolkien's great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail.

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Review: The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1)

User Review  - Karina Kruchinina - Goodreads

I know I'm kinda late on "The Fellowship of the Ring" hype. After reading many YA and fantasy books, there weren't many surprises for me if to talk about the magic world and its inhabitants. I know ... Read full review

Review: The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1)

User Review  - Denae Christine - Goodreads

Reader thoughts: In truth, I'd probably DNF this book several times over except for the movies and that the end is better. Without knowing how many amazing authors and books Tolkien has inspired over ... Read full review

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About the author (1954)

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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